Chelone obliqua var. obliqua

Common names: Red turtlehead
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 60.

Leaves: midcauline blade 53–80 (–117) mm. Flowers: caly× lobe margins not or sparsely ciliate; corolla: abaxial lobes (12–) 15–19 mm; staminode (6–) 8–12 (–14) mm. 2n = 84.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Along streams, marshes, swamps, seeps, springs, wet meadows and woods, pond and lake margins.
Elevation: 0–100 m.

Distribution

Ala., Ga., Ky., Md., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Va.

Discussion

Variety obliqua is considered to be vulnerable to extinction throughout the Coastal Plain Province; specific threats to populations have not been assessed (NatureServe, www.natureserve.org/explorer).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 m <br />) +
ovate;rounded +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
villous +, pilose +  and glabrous +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (2.7 cm27 mm <br />0.027 m <br />) +
Allan D. Nelson +
Linnaeus +
alternate +, opposite +, whorled +, helical +  and subopposite +
cuneate +
elliptic +  and elliptic to narrowly +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br /> (19.7 cm197 mm <br />0.197 m <br />) +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
8mm;35mm +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
acuminate;acute +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Red turtlehead +
paler +  and white +
spikelike +
3.8 cm38 mm <br />0.038 m <br /> (8.6 cm86 mm <br />0.086 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Ga. +, Ky. +, Md. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +  and Va. +
drupe-like +
0–100 m. +
curved +  and straight +
pubescent +  and villous +
1 +  and 4 +
Along streams, marshes, swamps, seeps, springs, wet meadows and woods, pond and lake margins. +
persistent +  and deciduous +
serrate +  and dentate +
entire +  and subentire toothed or lobed +
2 times-serrate teeth +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (11.7 cm117 mm <br />0.117 m <br />) +
5.3 cm53 mm <br />0.053 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
axile +  and parietal +
basal +, apical +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
campylotropous +, hemianatropous +  and anatropous +
white-bearded +  and yellow-bearded +
5 +  and 4 +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
Flowering Jul–Oct. +
Syst. Nat. ed. +
minute +
globular +  and ovoid +
campanulate +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
purple +  and green +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (?) +  and 1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (?) +
climbing +  and scrambling +
sprawling +, creeping +  and prostrate +
25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br /> (180 cm1,800 mm <br />1.8 m <br />) +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (3.4 cm34 mm <br />0.034 m <br />) +
Chelone obliqua var. obliqua +
Chelone obliqua +
variety +
gibbous +  and not spurred +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +